Object ID 001684
Object Name Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco tin
Object Desc Rectangular, metal tin with hinged lid for Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco. Lid has image of sailor at left. Tin is blue, yellow and teal in color.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001983
General Category History
Category Tobacco Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4
Start Year Range 1900s
End Year Range 1920s
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords tobacco,tins,Gail & Ax Tobacco Company,chewing tobacco,smoking,pipes,tobacco tins,sailors,
Title Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco tin
Description Rectangular, metal tin with hinged lid for Gail & Ax Navy Tobacco. Lid has graphic of sailor at left with foot on package of Navy Tobacco. Yellow background. At right on blue background is text "Gail & Ax / Navy / Tobacco". Lid has teal and blue sides. On base, yellow sides with the company trademark at all four corners. Text at front and back"For Smoking and Chewing". Text on left and right sides "Navy / Long-Cut". Bottom of tin has factory no. information. Interior is plain metal.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Gail & Ax Tobacco Company
Maker Details In 1850, George W. Gail started a tobacco business in Baltimore, MD. In 1855, Christian Ax joined the business. They were a part of the American Tobacco Co.
Date MAR 7,2014
Notes Metal is tarnished and worn. Lid is a tight fit on bottom and is causing wear on bottom of canister. On lid, dents at left with loss of paoint. At front edge of lid at left there is corrosion of metal with loss of metal and of paint. At right of lid there is a slight indentation in the metal. Stain on upper right corner. On tin botto, appears that the upper edge has been painted yellow on the front and right sides, not original. Metal is worn and rusted. Small piece of tax stamp remaining on left side of tin. Bottom of tin is tarnished and the gold paint is almost completely worn off. Factory No. information at center is worn and difficult to read. Section of rust at center. Edges are rusted. Interior of tin is tarnished. Rusted on edges.
Date MAR 25,2014
Summary Status change
Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin
Date MAR 25,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit North Shelf 4 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin